An old jazz number "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" Most people my age first heard it watching Tom & Jerry cartoons; in one cartoon Tom (the cat) is serenading his girlcat by singing this song and plucking an upright doublebass. It was also covered by Joe Jackson on the album "Jumpin' Jive".
Oh, the story? Despised it. Puts me in mind of those commercials with talking babies (you know the ones; they matte somebody else's mouth on the infant's face -- I think Subway had one not long ago.)
Thanks for the reference--I've never heard of that song.
For me, much of the appeal of the story was the sad fact that the ninja baby idea would probably actually sell--much like the talking baby E-Trade commercials (electronic stock broking of all things!). I hate those commercials too.